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The Islamic State, ISIL/ISIS/Daesh - whatever people may call them - are not a flash in the pan. Not quite insurgency, not quiet terrorist organization, not quite nation state - what they are is a presence that has resilience, trans-national support, and has a long range plan.
What is their background, how have they evolved, and how do they view the world?
Our guest for the full hour to discuss this and more will be Craig Whiteside, LTC USA (Ret.), Associate Professor of Theater Security Decision Making for the Naval War College Monterey at the Naval Postgraduate School. Craig came to the War College from Washington State University, where he was a PhD student in Political Science and taught American Government and National Security Affairs. Prior to returning to school, Professor Whiteside was a career infantry officer in the U.S. Army with service in the airborne infantry. He is an Iraq war veteran and served with the Geronimos of the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry in Iskandariyah as the battalion executive officer during 2006-7. He finished his military service as the Professor of Military Science at Washington State. Professor Whiteside is currently working on his dissertation investigating the political worldview of the Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham (ISIS). He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
"Achk! Zohmbeez!" They're gonna happen, man. We all know this. We've probably all thought about it, unless you've never seen a zombie flick. SO ... what's YOUR plan of action? Are you gonna dig-in or bug-out? What kind of zombies have you prepped for? Fast or slow? All that stuff.
Also, Biff came to Danimator's neck o' the woods, so we're gonna talk about how he liked the San Francisco Bay Area and share all kinds of stories that happened this weekend!
Not the 501st, those are Storm Troopers. Those guys can't shoot for sh** and their armor sucks. The Mandalorian Mercs join us to tell us all about the bad-assery that lies before the elite few who care to join their ranks! Are you one?
No doubt these guys can geek, so the show already rocks.
Peep their links!
Warrior Talk with GI Jenn is honored to have Sondra and Andy Andrews, Gold Star Parents of our fallen WARRIOR, Lt. Darryn Andrews join the show. We will be HONORING their son, one of the men killed while looking for Bowe Bergdahl. Sondra and Andy will be sharing their thoughts on the situation.
Col. Danny McKnight, US ARMY, retired will be joining us, as well, to discuss his take on the situation. Col. McKnight's military career included two combat tours, Panama 1989 and Somalia 1993 (basis for the book and movie "BLACK HAWK DOWN").
Please tune in to help us HONOR Lt. Darryn Andrews,
Army 2nd Lt. Darryn D. Andrews
Died September 4, 2009 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
34, of Dallas; was assigned to 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Fort Richardson, Alaska; was killed Sept. 4 in Yahya Khail District, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device and a rocket-propelled grenade.
We will NOT be taking calls tonight.
What are we to make of this negotiated exchange with the terrorists? How are Americans going to respond once Bergdahl is on American soil? What happened the night he disappeared into the night without his weapon? Why didn't President Obama go to Congress with this 30 days ago? How much more can we take?
The fury over the exchange is rising as more information comes out. Most of which is coming from the ranks of our military and veterans. Are we surrendering our values and principles for the life of 1 man and placing the World at risk with these 5 released terrorists? Here is a breakdown of the 5 most dangerous at Gitmo:
Abdul Haq Wasiq - Taliban deputy minister of intelligence
Mullah Norullah Nori - Senior Taliban commander in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif who commanded insurgents fighting U.S. forces in late 2001
Khairullah Khairkhwa - Senior Taliban official believed to have ties to Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar, the Taliban's founder
Mohammed Nabi - A regional Chief of Security for the Taliban and eventual radio operator
Mohammed Fazl - Believed to have overseen the mass extermination of Shiite Muslims during the 2000 - 2001 war that saw the Taliban rise to power in Afghanistan.
And of the Soldier:
Bowe Robert Bergdahl - Sgt in the United States Army assigned to the 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, based at Fort Richardson, Alaska. Age 28 from Sun Valley Idaho, held captive in Pakistan for 5 years by the Taliban. Accussed of abandoning his post and weapon in Afghanistan, making him a desertor.
Shay Savage lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, two children, and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker, and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. When not writing, she enjoys science fiction movies, masquerading as a zombie, is a HUGE Star Wars fan, and member of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. When the geek fun runs out, she also loves soccer in any and all forms - especially the Columbus Crew, Arsenal and Bayern Munich - and anxiously awaits the 2014 World Cup. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.
Find out more at http://www.shaysavage.com
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